Patients still experience unacceptable risk from medication errors even after hospitals have made countless investments in clinical and IT technology. Administering medications safely and on time involves at least 30 steps between computerized physician order entry (CPOE) and barcode medication administration (BCMA). These steps cross multiple departments, and the complexity of the entire process results in a 45% risk of defect or error.1 Achieving zero medication errors and zero medication waste are only achievable with new innovation and new thinking.
At the 2017 HIMSS Annual Conference and Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, on February 19th to 23rd, BD will demonstrate an enhanced technology platform designed to synchronize BD technologies across the continuum of medication management, including the company’s leading Pyxis™ technologies, the Alaris™ System and BD Cato™ solutions.
BD is continuing to focus on creating a new enterprise medication management platform that will harmonize its advanced technologies to close the communication gaps between devices and help optimize the entire medication management process. This unique approach is coupled with new services, backed by clinical experts who support a hospital or health system to define, execute and measure its medication management processes, continuously improve workflows and optimize processes.
Click below for more information on BD-sponsored activities at HIMSS17:
Date: February 20th to 22nd | Location: Booth 1093
Stop by to see industry experts discuss their personal experiences with using enterprise medication management solutions, cybersecurity, medication management electronic medical record (EMR) integration and much more.
Customer speaker panel: Driving Patient Safety With Smart Pump-EMR Interoperability – Lessons Learned
Date: February 21st, 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. (ET) | Location: Room 203A
Join us for a panel discussion about key lessons learned and the benefits of implementing Alaris smart pump-EMR Interoperability. Smart pump-EMR Interoperability is rapidly becoming the new standard of care since it can help eliminate process gaps that can potentially impact patient safety. Whether your organization is just beginning the journey or is well on the path to infusion interoperability, this session provides valuable guidance.
HIMSS17 interoperability showcase
Date: February 20th to 22nd | Location: Hall F, booth 9000 | Twitter: #EmpowerHIT
Live demonstrations with the Alaris System and BD Intelliport™ system show how meeting interoperability profiles and standards can help solve some of the most critical challenges in healthcare, such as an:
 Porché, RA, ed. Medication Use: A Systems Approach to Reducing Errors. 2nd ed. Oakbrook Terrace, IL: Joint Commission Resources; 2008.